The only problem with this is the 2020 deadline. This has been done over and over in timelines of under six months without negative impact. By 2020 $15 will be worth little more than $7.50 is today. Every model, every historical example, every current state doing this already, every economist, and even many business leaders all say this is beneficial. In fact, the only evidence that exists suggesting a raise in minimum wage might cause a reduction in work force or cut hours comes from the mouths of the GOP. In every case, a raise in the min wage has caused an almost instantaneous increase in employment, new business, economic stability, and decreases in unemployment and homelessness. The only downside is that the top paid executives have less money with which to get a raise or buy off politicians. If your representative is voting against it, or convincing you that it is a bad idea, they are very likely getting a lot of campaign money or under the table kickbacks from employers who want to keep the min wage low- not because they actually believe, or have evidence, that doing so might be harmful. Keeping us poor keeps them rich. They said the same thing would happen with the ACA and...wait for it...it never did.